LunchBox Ideas: Book Worms & Other Creepy Crawlies

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Tomorrow is the first day of school for my babies.  I wanted something fun, memorable, and nutritious in their lunch box. We laugh that they are little Book Worms because both of them love to read, so I took the theme and ran with it.

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For the Main course I made “Worm Salad”.  All it is is spaghetti noodles, diced chicken, and veggies of your choice.  I chose sugar snap peas and diced tomatoes.  Toss it with their favorite dressing.  My kids can eat their weight in this stuff! Of course…you can use gluten free pasta!

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Grapes are a fun addition to any lunch, but these caterpillars are almost too cute to eat.  All I did is take a plastic drinking straw and pushed the grapes on it.  After I added three grapes I cut the straw with a pair of scissors.  Take some dry spaghetti noodles and break them into small pieces for the antenna and the legs.  These are so stinking adorable!

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Last but not least these snack butterflies are so much fun for snack time or for the lunch box.  You can put anything inside a sandwich sized ziploc.  Just pinch in the middle with a clothes pin…draw on a face, and you have a butterfly!  These are a great preschool snack too.

If you really want to keep going with the theme, take a piece of construction paper and wrap the juice box.  Label it “BUG JUICE”, maybe draw a beetle or 2.  This idea is perfect for your little bookworms, or a great idea to save for Halloween.  My kids love a buggy lunch!

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